FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAMS

 

Hunger is a serious threat for senior citizens and WIC participants living in the region served by the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank. Many of these seniors and families have to choose between buying groceries and paying for their utilities or medications.

The Wichita Falls Area Food Bank offers help through the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, designed especially for these target populations.

The program is administered by the TDA and is funded by both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the TDA. The Food Bank is responsible for local administration of the program.

For questions please contact:

 

Michelle Oates

Administrative Director

(940)766-2322

Senior & WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Programs

 

The Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides seniors and WIC participants with fresh fruits and vegetables while promoting awareness of and participation in local farmers' markets. The program runs between May 1 and September 30.

Eligible participants will receive vouchers to be used throughout the season at farmers' markets certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • be 60 years of age or older

  • live at or below 185% of the poverty level

  • reside in one of the 12 counties of the Food Bank's service area: 
    Archer, Baylor, Clay, Foard, Haskell, Jack, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger or Young counties

  • OR be a qualifying WIC participant

 

Click below for list of organization designated to distribute vouchers.

Make sure to bring proof of eligibility.